Housed in one of my favorite downtown buildings, resides the beautiful Mourad. Aside from wanting to try Chef Lahlou’s new Moroccan recipes, I also wanted to check out the interior. The images from magazines and through the windows always looked swoon-worthy. Martin and I, along with the best dining partners, reveled in an evening of celebratory cocktails, good food, interesting wines, rich decor and our usual lively conversation… with lots to love at Mourad…
1. The Cocktails
They have some delightful drinks like the Road to Marrakesh with Amaro Montenegro and curry (pictured bottom right). I had the Blue Suede Shoes with bourbon, grapefruit, blueberry shrub and elderflower (pictured left), which deserved a second round.
I typically go for a post-dinner cheese platter, but they did not offer one. And thank goodness, the honey and almond with beeswax, granita and orange blossom was one of the best desserts I’ve ever tasted (and probably rivals many cheese platters). Don’t miss this one.
12. A Feast
Take your family and friends and make sure you have at least four diners in your group. With so many taste sensations, you’ll want to nibble on as many dishes as possible, and family style is the way to go.
Mourad | 415.660.2500
140 New Montgomery Street, Suite 1, San Francisco, California 94105